CLASP Celebrates a Big Win for Tenant Rights

CLASP students in front of their banner

CLASP is celebrating their success in establishing a ground-breaking precedent in residential tenancies law which is featured in the 2024 edition of the Ontario Landlord & Tenant Law Practice textbook.

CLASP students worked with the administrative law division’s review counsel to bring an appeal of a Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) case to the Ontario Divisional Court. Beginning in the summer of 2022, students helped set the precedent that the LTB can reinstate a tenant to their unit after being unlawfully evicted.

This precedent pushes back against the harmful practice of landlords unlawfully evicting tenants and immediately re-renting the unit at a much higher rate. To see the entire decision, please see Schram v. Thompson, 2022 ONSC 6922.